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Bangkok,
01 July 2017
William R.  Morledge


July's Nightlife News
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Ask Us:  Wither the Senz Spa
Graffiti #136 : Coney Island "Graf'"

      This, our third revisit to Sukhumvit Soi 8 was not a disappointment.   (Our last survey was in October of 2011.)   Although not on our monthly survey rounds, it looks like it could be soon... as it approaches that magical 'critical mass'.


      This weekend we saw a number of familiar Nitespots, as well as a few Venues that had changed hands in the intervening years.   But most importantly, we saw a handful of new "Night Entertainment Venues" coming on line.   See also our previous map < link > .


      In theory, Soi 8 is ideally situated (location, location, location) - being right on the Nana Skytrain Station - it could therefore 'go viral', entertainment-wise, at any time.   Add to that, there are a number of newer up-to-date Night Entertainment Venues - a departure from previous make-shift bar beer formats (...don't get me wrong, we do need a number of these dusty old bar beers to kick back in...).


      With the possibility of further real estate utilization between Sukhumvit Road and Stables, to include the two small sois (see map), Soi 8 could soon become a stand-alone Night Entertainment Area in its own right.   We'll need to be keeping a closer eye on Soi 8 going forward.


      Below are a few representative pics from our current visit to Soi 8.













 





July's Thai Smile includes the dimple.




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Historical Minutiae Dept.





Senz Spa
WHITHER AND GONE




Sirs,

If you hear anything about Senz Spa relocating, or where the various hair stylists who worked there wind up, PLEASE pass it along.

I was a regular customer there for over ten years, when I was in town.   I didnít realize they were going to get hit by the renovation, and I did not think to get contact information from the Sweet Young Thing who has been my main stylist for longer than I can remember.

Thank you.

J.

Greetings, J.,

   We have just completed our 1 July survey, to include Soi Ambassador (Soi 11), and unfortunately, we have been unable to determine whether or not the Senz Spa has relocated.   We also asked at the Foot Joy Massage which was previously next door to them on Soi Ambassador (they have now moved to Soi Dead Artists).   None of the Foot Joy employees knew the fate of the Senz or any of their staff.

   (Should any of our readers hear anything, do let us know....)

Best,
Mor



 


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BANGKOK EYES
Let the July 2017 Follies  begin-

 PATPONG  1  
MAP
            Although difficult to tell from this photo (it was just starting to rain when we tripped the shutter) there is a brand new window in the King's Castle II - for all the world to view the ongoing A Go-Go.   We wonder how this will be managed by the door touts, what with the many tourists taking photos...
 PATPONG  1 

 PATPONG  2  
MAP
            Up on The Ramp the King Corner Net, while keeping their old signage, have now nailed up additional signage - reverting back to the old "Royal Salute" nomenclature.   Sounds like they may have had a problem with the Sign Gestapos....   May they continue to march....
 PATPONG  2 

            Spanky (the original one born on the now long-extinct Asoke Corner) have finally put up some signage.   (They completed their renovations several months ago.)   Looking good, let the good times roll....
 PATPONG  2 

We think...
WE UNDERSTAND...

 PATPONG  2 

 SOI  COWBOY  
MAP
            A new pic for archives of The Old Dutch Corner - mainly because we heard a rumor... and didn't want to be left short of an adequate photographic record...   (On the other hand, whenever you hear a rumor, you should keep in mind it is not worth the paper it is written on...)
  SOI  COWBOY 

 NANA  PLAZA  
MAP
            The New Lollipop stepped newly into the shoes of Suckers.   (Let's face it, these not-so-clever 'Beavis-and-Butthead' bar names like 'Suckers' are rather pathetic - they never seem to last.)   Welcome the Lollipop back to the neon circus.   Now, will someone please bring back the Bubble Gum?
 NANA  PLAZA    

            The upstairs (third-level) Butterflies has just been closed down - for perhaps a month or two, or until an expensive 'consideration' is made by The Men In Too-Tight Uniforms.      Apparently, there was an individual under 20 years of age on the premises - the discovery of which brought on the usual dispensation of extra-judicial street justice....
 NANA  PLAZA    

            The Mercury Bar is the latest bar to undergo the full snip, becoming the most recent eunuch bar in the Plaza.   She now calls herself "Mercury Ladyboy Bar."   With the recent gender-bending of Straps, it gives rise to the old question : 'Will Nana Plaza become a Katoey Night Entertainment Area?'   Time will be the final arbiter.
 NANA  PLAZA    

 SOI  NANA  
MAP
            As the Rajah Hotel continues molasses-like renovations, another Nitespot (still nameless) has had a soft opening.   More on this as we hear of it....   Nevertheless, welcome them to the sharkpool.
 SOI  NANA 

            The P's Thai Massage has opened in the recently closed Amsa Massage & Spa.   We'll try to get a photo next time around....

( No photo available )

 SOI  NANA    

 SOI  KATOEY  
MAP
            Jupiter 2018, like many of the Nitespots coming on line these days, is sporting digital lighting.   The photo below shows an animated screen 2 meters in height.   Without accentuating our personal bias more than we already have, we prefer real neon....   May the Jupiter continue to persevere.
 SOI  KATOEY  

 SOI  22  
MAP
            Denny's stuffed its last chit in the last plastic cup last month.   It survived the closure of Washington Square (located at the Soi 22 entrance) and was one of the first to open up in the Holiday Inn.   May Denny's RIP.   They were quickly replaced -just days ago- by the unusually named Honny Pup.   Located at the top of Soi 22 in the Holiday Inn.   May the Honny Pup ride the vicissitudes long and hard...





 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            The Cave Club, located in the Holiday Inn is once again a darkened hulk.   We suspect its previous openings-and-closings were indicative of a slow-motion catastrophic failure.   Should it reopen... we shall so note, but for the present, they have been stricken from the rolls.
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

 SOI  AMBASSADOR  
MAP
            The Insanity - of Soi 12 notoriety - has relocated deep into Soi Ambassador - to the white-elephant building just this side of where the Q-Bar used to stand.   Wish them success as they cast their dice, once again, against the pitted wall of fate...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR   (Sukhumvit 11) 

  QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  
MAP
            The below photo shows the just-closed Sport 20-2 and its adjacent bar beer.   The main Sport 20-2 (on the left) has become The Lover Bar (owned by the Good Luck group), and the Sport 20-2 bar beer on the right has become the White Bar.   We hope to have some better pics next time 'round.
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  
MAP
            The New Ranhime Karaoke Club was in permanent lock-down when we passed by the other evening.   It should be noted that it was the last bar to close from just north of Tenderloins all the way up to, and including the old Moulin Rouge - a stretch of six separate Nitespots.   This is not just a coincidence due to a slump in the Night Entertainment Industry - a major real estate development encompassing that entire area will be commencing in the near future.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

Promotion...
TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE ?


 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Dozo (Love & Massage) on the 2nd level of the S-33 Compact Hotel has reopened its ground-floor entertainment area.   May they continue to prosper.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Napoleon Club, surviving its relocation to the old Santana Club digs, has at last met its Waterloo - at least as far as Soi Dead Artists is concerned.   They, however, have not disappeared entirely.   They have relocated to the tail-end of Soi 39 Sukhumvit (actually Soi 38/1 Petchburi Road).   We hope this change of venue will change their luck.





 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

 SOI  EDEN  
MAP
            For those interested in real therapeutic massage, Tarntip Massage & Spa is the only traditional massage parlor on Soi Eden.
 SOI  EDEN   (Sukhumvit 7/1) 

 SOI  TWILIGHT  
MAP
            A For-The-Archives pic of the New Banana Bar, located on the Surawong Road end of the Twilight Zone.
 SOI  TWILIGHT 


 

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A PAGE FROM Bangkok's NIGHTSCENE HISTORY....

20 YEARS AGO

July

With thanks to Cool Text - cooltext.com

Bangkok Eyes goes back in time to see
Who was new - And who was through
in the Expat Night Entertainment world.
How many of these old 'oases'
do you remember ?


Patpong I
July 1997

   *    The Limelight closed its doors for good.   (Can it already be 20 years?)   There is currently no Night Entertainment Venue at that location.

   *    The upstairs Night Star closed its doors, only to be replaced by the Good Show (a show bar).   An unnamed rip-off bar now occupies that real estate, approximately above the Thigh Bar.

   *    The Chick (upstairs) was replaced by the Hi bar.   Located above today's King's Castle II.



Patpong 2
July 1997

   *    The The Pink Piano Bar & Lounge opened new above the Pink Panther.   (Note: the upstairs was previously open, but not as the current Piano Bar & Lounge).

   *    The 7 Dragons opened new above what is today's Muzzik Cafe.   It replaced the Octopus.   No Nitespot now exists at that location.



Soi Cowboy
July 1997

   *  No changes that month / year. -



Nana Plaza
July 1997

   *  No changes that month / year. -



Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
July 1997

   *    The Film Mix re-closed.   They were located at today's Bas Living Room.



Buckskin Joe Village
(~ July 1988 to July 2006)
(Also known -originally- as Tobacco Road or Soi Rot Fai or, 'The Tracks', and later as Machim [Thai] and Soi Zero)
July 1997

   *    The Love You Bar re-reopened.

   *    The Tequila Bar closed.

   *    The Good? Bad? Girls (Up To You) closed.   (It actually closed the previous month, just after our survey.)








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VICARIOUS ART CRIMES    #136


MIDNITE HOUR's

But is it ....ART ?


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GRAFFITI IN THE NEWS

Street Art Museum
BEGGING A QUESTION...



      Coney Island recently celebrated its second annual "Outdoor Museum of Street Art" event at their Greenwood Beach, New York digs.   The presentation was the creation of Thor Equities' Jeffrey Deitch and Joe Sitt.   Opened to the public this May, a selection of internationally known street artists and sculptors was invited to throw up their best and brightest.   Several artists were 'returnees' from last year.


         This year 33 artists participated.   This included both graffiti artists and sculptors from Europe and North America.   Included in this commercial venture were a number of adjacent restaurants and invited food outlets - the restaurants and the graffiti art feeding off one another, so to speak - all the makings of a successful outing.


      And this touches, yet again, on just what is, and what isn't graffiti.   A bit of subtle obfuscation is taking place here - just as 'global warming' has morphed into 'climate change', so "graffiti" is morphing into "street art".   But let none of this smoke-and-mirrors cloud our minds...   In the case of 'global warming', it is much less "inconvenient", and much harder to pin down when called 'climate change'.   In the case of "graffiti" it is simply a means of 'gentrification', a way to make "street art" more acceptable than "graffiti", its shadowy uncle from the other side of the tracks.


      Further, we ask, why should it be necessary or even desirable to make graffiti more acceptable to the public?   When in doubt, follow the money.   Let's start at the beginning.   Graffiti originally was done entirely out of the limelight - entirely under the radar - and for good reason.   It was vandalism; it was and is against the law.   Back in the day, it was the excitement of the illicit, the peer recognition, the competition between crews, the bloodless social rebellion.   -But then came the slow dawning - first the artists, then the entrepreneurials, discovered that graffiti art could be bought and sold, either the originals (where even tearing down and preserving walls was done), or reproductions.   The reproductions had a wider customer base - they could be sold, albeit for less, either at galleries, events, online - or even street corners.


      Concomitant with this incipient commercialization of graffiti was the proliferation of graffiti in advertisements, films, etc, - each providing the chosen graffiti artists with cold, hard cash.   Commercialization of graffiti gained full stature, becoming "a thing", when Banksy popularized his graffiti with originality and relevant social protest themes.   His works being sold in respected auction houses, and placed in art museums.   -And what graffiti artist wouldn't like to be making those big bucks?   Needless to say, this was/ is a huge motivation for youth (and some not so youthful) to engage in graffiti - just as would happen with any other money-making pursuit.

      Worldwide, several enterprising commercial ventures saw the potential value in street art, and began to hold 'events' appealing to the rebellious side of youth; events which had skate-boarding, break dancing, street-art painting and various X-sports, not to mention food kiosks and graffiti gear on sale.   These events were drawing advertisers and media coverage, and were, and are, making money.   Websites sprouted up selling all the paraphernalia for painting and otherwise marking on walls, as well as T-shirts and other apparel.   Municipal governments around the globe, overwhelmed with the burden of removing graffiti, began offering up "legal walls" for graffiti artists to 'display' (partially successful, but an indirect concession to the "acceptability" of graffiti, none-the-less).   The Coney Island Outdoor Museum of Street Art is just such a commercial venture riding the wave of graffiti's newfound popularity and (semi)-respectability.

      The moment of truth - while the Coney Island event is a pleasant experience overall, it is displaying neither graffiti, nor street art.   We are seeing a paradigm-in-reverse.   Yes, the works are produced by graffiti artists, but by invitation, at a specific location, and with restraints as to subject matter.   That, however, is not sufficient to qualify these pieces as graffiti - that does not equate to 'street art'.   This is mural-painting, simply put.   Graffiti, on the other hand, is defined accurately and briefly as - "Unauthorized markings on others' property."   Today, that which is being put up in shows like the Coney Island gig lack the essential elements of the unrestrained, the uninhibited, the irreverent, the critical, and 'the bizarre' of real graffiti thrown-up on its original, infinitely large palette.   Today's graffiti artists (wearing their new-found 'street artist' hats) are no longer the silent, spraycan-laden figures ghosting through the night on an adrenalin-high.   They instead are becoming common businessmen, craving as much publicity, and by extension, as much money, as they can lay their hands on.
Graphic excerpts above are from Internet sources, and are, under current legal precedents and prevailing interpretations
considered 'Fair Use' under Copyright Law.   Copyright of original artwork resides exclusively with the artists.








With thanks to Cool Text.com

Graffiti #967
Downhill Thrill
8 ft high x 12 ft



Graffiti #968
Wolverino
8 ft high x 8 ft



Graffiti #969
Partyface
8 ft high x 7 ft



Graffiti #970
Smiling-Eyes
8 ft high x 8 ft



Graffiti #971
Seecruisers
8 ft high x 17 ft



Graffiti #972
Door Picasso
7 ft high x 3 ft



Graffiti #973
Cock-eyedness
6 ft high x 6 ft




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(Boge's photo, above, is not a graffiti per-se, although there are those who have insinuated....
- Ed)




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01 JAN -   Soi 22 - the Survivor
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01 MAR -   Hooking-Up
01 APR -    Soi Than Tawan
01 MAY -    Our Saloon-Count Surveys
01 JUN -    Soi Bua Khao
01 JUL -    Soi 8 - Work In Progress

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01 MAR -    Paint the Neon Night
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01 JUN -    Soi Thonglor Re-up
01 JUL -    Massage Parlor Row
01 AUG -    Check Inn 99
01 SEP -    Pattaya A Go-Go
01 OCT -    Bangkok's Nitelife Maps
01 NOV -    Nitespot Demographics
01 DEC -    Pattaya's Soi 6

- 2015 -
01 JAN -    A Go-Go Bar Ratings
01 FEB -    Are Cops Gouging Nitelifers?
01 MAR -   Bad Company
01 APR -    LK Metro - Pattaya
01 MAY -    Soi 33 goes East
01 JUN -    Rachada Fades
01 JUL -    Freelancers
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01 NOV -    Rachada - The Giant
01 DEC -    A Go-Go's Story

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01 JAN -   Bangkok's Got The Blues
01 FEB -   Soi 26 - Stayin' Alive
01 MAR -    Nightscene rues Mob
01 APR -    My Friend owns a Bar...
01 MAY -    Soi's 3, 5 and 7
01 JUN -    Curfew's Costly Cut
01 JUL -    Soi 13 Makes It's Move
01 AUG -    Pattaya Does The Twist
01 SEP -    Soi's 18 & 20 - Quieter is Better
01 OCT -    Soi's 10 & 14 - Lesser known Sois
01 NOV -    A Good Old Boy...
01 DEC -    Lang Suan & Sarasin

- 2013 -
01 JAN -    Not Fade Away - The Survivors
01 FEB -    Rare Old Photos
01 MAR -   Copa Reprise
01 APR -    Arise, Soi 22
01 MAY -    Where to Next ?
01 JUN -    Bangkok Noir
01 JUL -    MAPS - The Major Update
01 AUG -    Lamai Lamai Lamai
01 SEP -    Tim 'Wanchai' Young
01 OCT -    Soi Wall Street
01 NOV -    Little Thonglor - Soi 11
01 DEC -    Mississippi Queen

- 2012 -
01 JAN -    Mama-San
01 FEB -    Our 10th Anniversary Issue !
01 MAR -    How Gay Nana ?
01 APR -    Sukhumvit' Soi 23 - The Big Picture
01 MAY -    Khao San Road - Unique Bazaar
01 JUN -    Ekamai - It Used To Be Too Far
01 JUL -    Nightlife Pioneers
01 AUG -    The New Puritans
01 SEP -    Nana - On It's Own
01 OCT -    FAIL - War on Nitespot Drugs
01 NOV -    Patpong Unbroken
01 DEC -    Drugs & the Nightscene in History
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01 JAN -    Patpong's 'Glory Days'
01 FEB -    Nightlife In A Digital Age
01 MAR -    Co-Co Walk Plaza
01 APR -    Soi 33 Julyes On
01 MAY -    Nightlife Permissiveness
01 JUN -    Ghosts of Nitelife Past
01 JUL -    STATE - The Cinema, Soi & Area
01 AUG -    Soi Darling
01 SEP -    Sri Nakarin South
01 OCT -    Soi 8 Reprise
01 NOV -    Floodless in Bangkok
01 DEC -    Soi Udomsuk

- 2010 -
01 JAN -    Street Bars II - The triple-Dip
01 FEB -    Our Kind Of Art - II    - Chris Coles
01 MAR -    The Dead Artist Bars - Soi 33
01 APR -    "Soi Ginza" - Thaniya Road
01 MAY -    Night Scene Blues (Red Shirts 1)
01 JUN -    Nitespots Recover Slowly (Reds 2)
01 JUL -    World Cup Special
01 AUG -    Those Old Photos
01 SEP -    The German Invasion
01 OCT -    Racism & Prejudice
01 NOV -    Soi 11 Revisited
01 DEC -    Soi 22 Updater


- 2009 -
01 JAN -    The Santika Fire
01 FEB -    Salt & Pepper
01 MAR -    Nana Plaza - Update & Maps
01 APR -    Soi Nana Update
01 MAY -    The Nightscene & The Riots
01 JUN -    "19" Re-Focus
01 JUL -    Rain Dogs - The Underground
01 AUG -    Soi Thonglor - A bridge-too-far
01 SEP -    Ban Chang - Our Little Secret
01 OCT -    The "Ginza Effect'
01 NOV -    Royal City Avenue (RCA)
01 DEC -    Sutthisan & The Inthamara's

- 2008 -
01 JAN -    2007 - Looking Back
01 FEB -    Owning A Bar
01 MAR -    Expat's Bangkok
01 APR -    Nude Dancing
01 MAY -    After Midnite
01 JUN -    Night Scene In Flux
01 JUL -    Our Kind Of Art
01 AUG -    trendy Plaza Reprise
01 SEP -    The Elephants Are ....Back
01 OCT -    Grand Prix Intro
01 NOV -    Grand Prix - Rick's Story
01 DEC -    "Old Bangkok Hand"

- 2007 -
01 JAN -    Bombs Blast Bangkok
01 FEB -    Bangkok's Nightscene Websites
01 MAR -    Prasitipol Dance Bar To Fall
01 APR -    Soi 5 Neon Review
01 MAY -    A Go-Go Bangkok
01 JUN -    Arise ! Soi 11
01 JUL -    Anatomy Of A Bar Area
01 AUG -    Soi 26 - Too Far ?
01 SEP -    Chuwit Guilty
01 OCT -    Daytime Nana Plaza
01 NOV -    Cowboy - All Of It
01 DEC -    Another Nitespot Area Falls

- 2006 -
01 JAN -    Pattaya Ascending
01 FEB -    A Go-Go Then & Now
01 MAR -    ' Madrid '
01 APR -    White Heat
01 MAY -    Politics & Nightlife
01 JUN -    Fagin's Bratpack
01 JUL -    King Bhumibol's 60th Anniversary
01 AUG -    Soi 10 - The Final Shaft
01 SEP -    Pattaya's Soi Bua Khow
01 OCT -    Rachada's Other Face
01 NOV -    Soi 22s Other Bars
01 DEC -    Soi Eden Goes A Go-Go

- 2005 -
01 JAN -    Asoke Plaza Crushed
01 FEB -    The 'Nana Scene'
01 MAR -    Asoke Plaza Smashed Again
01 APR -    Sukhumvit 1 Plaza 'Arrives'
01 MAY -    Welcome 'Soi Eden'
01 JUN -    Bangkok's Bareback Riders
01 JUL -    Soi 22 - A Macro View
01 AUG -    Nana's Slide
01 SEP -    Cowboy Street Scene
01 OCT -    The Pattaya Run
01 NOV -    Soi 19 In Focus
01 DEC -    Bad Girls

- 2004 -
01 JAN -    Bangkok's Darkest Year
01 FEB -    Where Is trink ?
01 MAR -    Soi 33 Just Won't Stop
01 APR -    Cracks In The Crackdown
01 MAY -    In The Zone
01 JUN -    "Night-Scene Jumbos
01 JUL -    Easy Square 'On The Map'
01 AUG -    Soi 1 Entertainment Plaza
01 SEP -    Khlong Toey Revisited
01 OCT -    Koh Samui's Night Scene
01 NOV -    Soi 1 Opens
01 DEC -    The Bangkok Pub Scene

- 2003 -
01 JAN -    Cowboy Crackdown
01 FEB -    Sukhumvit Square Smashed
01 MAR -    Soi 10 Survivors
01 APR -    War & The Night Scene
01 MAY -    Entertainment Blues
01 JUN -    '13 Night Market' Reborn
01 JUL -    Clinton Plaza Falls
01 AUG -    Soi 24 Nightscene Review
01 SEP -    Does Soi Nana Measure Up?
01 OCT -    Patpong - Legend & Myth
01 NOV -    Easy Square 'Launched'
01 DEC -    Soi Cowboy Urine-Swoop

- 2002 -
(OUR 2002 TEST COLUMNS :)
01 FEB -    January: Big Changes In Bar Scene
09 JUN -    Sukhumvit Square 'Explosion'

(OUR REGULAR COLUMNS BEGIN :)
20 JUN -    Soi 22's Queen's Park Plaza
01 JUL -    Clinton Plaza - Already Dead?
01 AUG -    Bar Beers Now "Major Players"
16 AUG -    July: Bar Beers Gaining Ground
01 SEP -    A Go-Gos A-building
17 SEP -    Virtual Bars
01 OCT -    A History In The Making
01 NOV -    Pool Bars Come Of Age
01 DEC -    November's Night Follies
15 DEC -    Genesis: Sukhumvit's Night Scene
- 2001 -
01 JAN -    (Coming Soon)


- 2000 -
JAN -    (Coming Soon)





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- 1999 -
JAN -    Masquerade Closes @ Nana
- 1998 -
JAN -    Nancy Bar opens on Floor 2, Nana
FEB -    Tabasco Charlies opens - (NEP)
MAR -    Cowboy 2 is a 'Pizzaria' - Soi Cowboy
APR -    New A Go Go Duck opens - Cowboy
MAY -    Raw Hide opens on Cowboy
JUN -    Para Disio opens - Floors 2 & 3 - NEP
JUL -    Patpong Cafe opens - PP2
AUG -    'Funny Girls' becomes 'Girlfriend' - PP1
SEP -    Masquerade opens on 3rd Floor - NEP
OCT -    Virgo opens on Cowboy
NOV -    Obsession, Beverly Hills, Red Lips open
DEC -    Lucifer Disko Tk opens atop Radio City

- 1997 -
JAN -    'Hot Rods' opens @ Nana
FEB -    Crazy Lady closes (Nana)
MAR -    3 Lounges closed - 'The Ramp'
APR -    Blue Sky Bar closes - PP1
MAY -    Crackdown at Nana
JUN -    Crystal Palace opens - PP2
JUL -    Limelight closes - PP1
AUG -    Rainbow II opens @ Nana
SEP -    Cowboy's Butterfly Gone
OCT -    Shadow drops Crazy Jack (Cowboy)
NOV -    Hollywood 2 now on 3rd Floor (NEP)
DEC -    Susies opens @ Buckskin Joe Village
- 1996 -
JAN -    Shooters opens on 3rd Floor (NEP)
FEB -    XTC Closes, then Reopens (NEP)
MAR -    Tapas back on line (Soi Katoey)
APR -    Long Gun expands (2X) [Cowboy]
MAY -    Apache reopens on 'The Boy'
JUN -    Pink Panther "upstairs" closes
JUL -    Iconic Mile's Place gone...
AUG -    Upstairs Touch Bar closes (PP1)
SEP -    Pharaoh opens in NEP carpark
OCT -    Spirit House opens in NEP
NOV -    Crazy Lady opens in NEP
DEC -    Long Gun 2 opens (now Rawhide)

- 1995 -
JAN -    PP1 Butterfly Closed
FEB -    Camelot Castle Opens
MAR -    NEPs Bubble Gum gone...
APR -    Tiny 'Imagine' Closed
MAY -    (Quietest month on record)
JUN -    NEPs Mon Cherie axed
JUL -    Play Skool opens (NEP)
AUG -    Opium Club new on The Ramp
SEP -    D.L Irish Pub (ex: Bamboo's)
OCT -    NEP 3rd Floor Opens
NOV -    Klymaxx 2 opens on Cowboy
DEC -    Chicks opens upstairs (PP1)
- 1994 -
JAN -    Takara Bar opens upstairs
FEB -    Big Blue 1 now on Cowboy
MAR -    Playboy opens ex: Takara Bar
APR -    Pretty Girl opens in Nana
01 MAY -    Smile Club opens at last
JUN -    Sawasdee Club opens in PP2
JUL -    Bumble Bee new in Cowboy
AUG -    Queen's Castle II axes Suzie Wong
SEP -    Voodoo opens in Nana
OCT -    SuperStar closes then reopens
NOV -    Radio City takes over Smile Club
DEC -    Marina take over Montana on Ramp

- 1993 -
JAN -       -
FEB -       -
MAR -   Saloons - More Areas Added
APR -    Saloons -Adding "Nana"
01 MAY -    Red Diamond Closed
JUN -    Saloons - Tomatohead Closes
JUL -    Pretty Lady A Go Go
AUG -    Mars Party House closed
SEP -    Matterhorn & Star Pub
OCT -    Sawasdee Cocktail Lounge - New
NOV -    Thigh Bar name change
DEC -    Smile Club to open...
- 1990 -
JAN -    Buckskin Joe - Initial Survey

- 1989 -
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